Digital Comics Store Update (8th April 2010)

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Hello again, I hope you all enjoyed your Easter break. Let’s see what we have in store this week:

Digital Comics

For all of you requesting some manga, IDW have provided a corker. Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D Vol 1 is set in the post apocalyptic year of 12,090 A.D. From the darkness of fallout, mutants and a race of vampires known as the Nobility have spawned. Villagers live in fear & all they have to battle this danger is a different kind of danger – enter D – a lone, mysterious vampire hunter. Definitely deserves its 17+ rating!

Also from IDW we see the return of Zombies Vs Robots with the first issue of a 4 part series: Aventure. Chris Ryall provides the script again (and the audio commentary!), Ashley Wood provides the covers and 3 new artists work on each of the 3 serialised tales. Highly recommended!

If gruesome, ritualistic killings are your cup of tea then check out Markosia’s Ritual. A series of murders in the small town of Black Root all have one thing in common: they’re reminiscent of ancient witch trials. The FBI are on the case and soon realize that a supernatural killer is on the prowl – condemning his victims to diabolical ordeals.

Finally we see the return of the extremely popular Atomic Robo from Red 5 and more Amazing Spider-Man from Marvel.


  • 2000AD Prog #1674 2000AD 15+
  • Abyss #2 Red 5 Comics 9+
  • Atomic Robo Vol.2: Dogs of War #1 Red 5 Comics 9+
  • Bill Willingham’s Pantheon #1 IDW 12+
  • Donald Duck, Fethry Duck and the Hunt for Champions Disney 3+
  • Dreamland Chronicles #4 IDW 3+
  • Kong: King of Skull Island #1 Markosia 12+
  • Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #3 IDW 17+
  • Ritual #1 Markosia 18+
  • Runes of Ragnan #2 IDW 12+
  • Star Trek: The Movie Adaptation #2 IDW 9+
  • Superduck #10: Without Return Disney 3+
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) #551-#555 Marvel 9+
  • The Beagle Boys & The Difficult Search Disney 3+
  • The Duck in the Iron Mask Disney 3+
  • The Ghoul #3 (includes audio commentary) IDW 12+
  • The X-Men (1063) #21-#25 Marvel 3+
  • Transformers: Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream #3 (includes audio commentary) IDW 9+
  • Transformers: Tales of the Fallen #5 IDW 9+
  • Vampire Hunter D Volume 1: Chapter #1 IDW 17+
  • We Kill Monsters #5 Red 5 Comics 12+
  • Wizards of Mickey #5: The Dragon Well Disney 3+
  • Zombies vs Robots: Aventure #1 (includes audio commentary) IDW 17+

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  • is the comic store ever likley to come to the ps3?

  • Still no support for Finland and many other countries :(

  • I guess the 10% of all users who can access this are happy now.

  • Cant use this as i have a Japanese psp.

    Will it ever be on ps3? (more sales for u)

  • Looking forward to Vampire Hunter D and Atomic Robo!


  • Boy, do can we expect Digital Comics to move onto common e-readers?
    Like the Amazon Kindle etc. etc.

    • I don’t think so. Most e-readers use a file format called epub which is great for text and the odd image – but not so good for high resolution (colour) imagery. Also e-ink devices can’t display the camera animations from panel to panel due to the low refresh rate.

  • I was going to say you would have a hard time matching last weeks store update but this one isn’t far off! Last week had some fantastic comics on it, especially Crown of Shadows #2 which I think was the best issue of Locke & Key yet, and Eternal Descent #1 was outstandingly well done.

    Great to finally see Atomic Robo back on store though, that’s been a very long wait. Just need Neozoic to return now and some more 2000AD collections and I’ll be very happy.

    • I have to agree, Crown of Shadows #2 and Eternal Descent were ace!
      Neozoic gets a lot of requests. We’ve been given some reassurance that we’ll be seeing more at some stage. Definitely some more 2000AD stuff in production though.

  • Pete, can anyone confirm whether or not Giant Size X-Men #1 will be put on the Store?
    It is quite important, in that it finishes off the Joss Whedon Astonishing X-Men story arc. The last edition of Astonishing that was put up is left frustratingly unresolved because of the absence of this comic.
    Can you please at least investigate this? :)

    Locke & Key makes me :), so it’s not all frustration!

    • Hi acridweasel, I can’t confirm anything just yet, but we are chasing it. Locke & Key makes me :-) too. Enjoy.

  • When the comics will be on the italian store?

  • Thanks for the response Pete.
    Will be waiting in eager anticipation…

  • Vampire Hunter D ooooooooohhhh i shall be getting that.

    Does this title signify the flood gates opening for more manga???

    I have been thouroughly impressed with how this has developed over the months it has been going. I initially thought meh it’ll just be marvel and DC, neither of which interest me much, but some of the Markosia comics have been great.

    Looking forward to seeing more, keep it up Pete

  • A lot hear taking my fancy, Locke and Key obviously, We Kill Monsters and I’ll try out the ones you mentioned Pete, they all sound good.

    Probably pick up Eternal Descent too since I miseed it last week.

  • So any news for Norway/rest of europa? or what about a gifting option? or more free ones while we wait? btw, thanks for the Kong one a week or so back. ;)

  • When POLAND ??????

  • Another set of classic Xmen comics for my fix. I really have to stop reading them all in one night and read one a night.

    Also are you guys no allowed to upload DC comics due to a contract from a rival or something? I want some Batman.

    Very nice to see some Manga making an appearance on the store.

  • I only got into reading digi comics a few weeks ago, but Locke & Key is outstanding :) Is there any more like it that you can recomend?? :D

    • Hey Slarth, I’m glad you are enjoying the comics. Locke & Key is awesome! I’m not sure what else to suggest, have you tried the Wormwood Gentlemen Corpse comics? Give them a Google to see if they’re your style. Or try Cancertown, the first chapter is free.

  • Why PSPComics isn’t available in France ? We are able to read english !

  • pretty good line up, as usual.
    great to see some manga.
    bought eternal descent last week, the audio commentary is a great addition, something that simply wouldn’t be possible with a print comic.
    another vote for a ps3 version ;)
    any thoughts on the sample comics idea i posted last week?
    just a few pages of the first issue of a series to give you and idea of what you’ll find inside.
    i know there are a few books i’m unsure of and would like to check a few pages of to see if i would like to buy them.
    one last thing, are you guys talking to dark horse about getting their books on the service? because they have some great titles.

    • Hey HazelAM, I agree that it would make it easier to take a chance with a new comic if you can see a few screenshots. We are working on providing samples from all the comics. We hope to have them on both and on the PlayStation store.
      I’m not allowed to talk about publisher specifics, but we’d obviously love for Dark Horse to be on the service!

  • When’s the next Neozoic comic coming? I got the first three and some of the All Hail Megatron Series and then I haven’t seen any more Neozoic since, What’s happened?

  • I think its a shame that sony isnt able to publish the things how they are supposed to be…the german digital comics-homepage says in the beginning of 2010 but its still not available at the half of the year…sorry for my bad english^^

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